Sully Erna To Launch “Hometown Tour”

So much on the plate to dish out to you readers so let’s get right down to it with the news about the solo acoustic tour by Godsmack front man Sully Erna. Check out the press release about the new album and these sure to be intimate shows. Here we go.

Sully Erna by Paris Visone
Sully Erna by Paris Visone

The Press Release:
“Composed by Erna on piano and acoustic guitar, and produced in his New Hampshire studio, the ten songs on Hometown Life show off some compelling ‘other sides’ to the Godsmack frontperson, such as his forays into country, Motown soul, bossa nova, and even orchestral pieces.”
-Michael Molenda, GUITAR PLAYER (August 18, 2016)

SULLY ERNA, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has announced he’ll launch the ‘Hometown Tour’ in celebration of the release of his new solo album HOMETOWN LIFE, due out Friday, September 30 via BMG. Only this time, ERNA plans on stripping it down for an intimate acoustic evening with guitar-player and band member Tim Theriault. The ‘Hometown Tour’ will launch October 26 in Atlanta, GA (see itinerary below). Tickets and limited amount of VIP experiences will go on sale starting Friday, September 9 (here).

Composed by SULLY on piano and acoustic guitar and produced in his New England-based studio, the 10 songs on HOMETOWN LIFE are a powerful mix of blues, country and adult contemporary, all layered with orchestral overtones offering another stylistic left-hand turn fromhis first solo album Avalon as well as the music he creates as front man for the multi-platinum rock band Godsmack. Case in point, thepowerful and emotionalfirst single “Different Kind Of Tears” written with songwriter/producer Zac Maloy (Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood). Listen to and share the new song “Different Kind of Tears” (here).

A personal, confessional, raw work, HOMETOWN LIFEoffers a wide-ranging glimpse of SULLY’s eclectic musical tastes–from singer-songwriter Billy Joel/Bruce Springsteen, to the bossa nova touch of “Take All of Me,” to the breezy island feel of “Your Own Drum,” the finger-snapping Motown bass lines of the bluesy “Turn It Up,” the country flavors of “Different Kind of Tears” and the wide-screen canvas of mini-symphonies such as “Blue Skies” and “Forever My Infinity.” All of them are tied together with SULLY’s unflinching view of the emotional roller-coaster of his life, drawing us into a very intimate space.

HOMETOWN LIFE explores ERNA’s diverse musical touchstones from James Bay, to new country favorite Chris Stapleton to soul legends Ray Charles, Etta James and Amy Winehouse, all mixed together with the lyrical vulnerability of artists like Adele.

Watch the lyric video for the first single “Different Kind of Tears:”

Catch SULLY ERNA this fall on the ‘Hometown Tour’ in the following cities:

The Tour Dates:
10/26: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
10/27: Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre
10/28: Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
10/29: Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
11/1: Westbury, NY @ The Space at Westbury
11/2: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/4: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
11/6: Ridgefield, CT @ The Ridgefield Playhouse
11/10: Bangor, ME @ Gracie Hall
11/12: Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
11/13: Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino
11/15: Harrisburg, PA @ Whitaker Center
11/16: North Tonawanda, NY @ Riviera Theatre
11/18: Chicago, IL @ Park West
11/19: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
11/20: Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergels Rythem Grill
11/22: Albany, NY @ The Egg – Hart Theatre
11/23: Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve not really kept up with the musical adventures of Godsmack over the years, I have enjoyed the songs that friends said I should be paying attention to. This sort of tour is completely different and unique since it brings you deeper into the heart of the artists music. This one should be interesting so I am going to do my best to be free to check out our own regional show. What do you readers think about this tour or Sully Erna as a musician as a whole. Let me know in the comments section below. Now to get back to the other stuff.

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